Quotes: conversation

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  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
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    If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
  • Betty Dodson
    Betty Dodson
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    If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
  • Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift
    American singer-songwriter 1989-
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    If you're yelling you're the one who's lost control of the conversation.
  • Anthony Sampson
    Anthony Sampson
    British writer and journalist 1926-2004
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    In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. And you shall observe a man of the people picking his way along, step by step, using every time an old boulder, yet never setting his foot on an old place.
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    English poet 1593-1633
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    In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849-1909
    Sarah Orne Jewett
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    It does seem so pleasant to talk with an old acquaintance who knows what you know. I see so many new folks nowadays who seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation has got to have some root in the past, or else you have got to explain every remark you make, and it wears a person out.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.
  • Richard Armour
    Richard Armour
    American poet and author 1906-1989
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    It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It requires nothing less than a chivalric feeling to sustain a conversation with a lady.
  • Richard D. Rosen
    Richard D. Rosen
    American author
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    It's apparent that we can't proceed any further without a name for this institutionalized garrulousness, this psychological patter, this need to catalogue the ego's condition. Let's call it psychobabble, this spirit which now tyrannizes conversation in the seventies.
  • Barry Levinson
    Barry Levinson
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    It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.
  • Jazz vision is a wordless conversation between musical notes and visual expressions.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.